lavender cowgirl magazine

Lavender is such a wonderful herb. Not only does it smell incredible, but it has calming and healing properties. The flower buds can be distilled into an essential oil for ease of use. This versatile oil can be turned into a saddle soap for your tack. Your entire barn can be filled with this sweet, heavenly aroma.

Lavender Saddle Soap

The folks at Horsefaire crafted a simple and fun DIY recipe for saddle soap. This special concoction can be placed in a tin and adorned with your unique monogram.

Let’s get started!


  • 2 tablespoons grated bee’s wax
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated castile soap
  • 1/2 cup grated glycerin soap
  • 1/2 teaspoon lavender essential oil


All the ingredients, minus the lavender oil, should be melted over low heat, ideally on a double boiler. Make sure to stir every once in a while.

Once melted, add the lavender essential oil. The combination can now be spooned into small soap dishes.

Get creative and decorate the tin with your monogram or favorite colors.

It’s important to clean your saddle on a regular basis. With this lavender soap, you’ll have a squeaky clean saddle that’ll smell amazing! It doesn’t get better than that.